I'm new to the casino world, but I have been learning a lot about it... My friend introduced me to an online casino www.888.com
or (Casino-on-Net), and I've been playing on it for three days now.
He started me out by saying he has a fool-proof system for winning and that he's already won $1500 from it.. And yes, it is by using the "martingale system", except he thought he made it up
I have to admit I've been using it on roulette with success.. profit about $400 or so, but I started playing black jack for fun betting just $1 at a time (not using martingale). I've also been doing fairly well with that, sometimes I would re-bet my winnings and win more back or I'd go back to where I started. So far I have won about $1000 total (about $600 from black jack).
I was feeling "too" lucky so I decided to slow down for a bit and I've been looking online for black jack strategies.
Then I found all the articles about the martingale system not being as great as it sounds, so I've stopped using that. ( I did experience some losses.. The max bet was $100, so I would do 1,2,4,8,16,32,64, then I could only do $100 instead of $128, so I would lose some.) Anyways, I definitely have moved on from using "systems".
Anyways, my main focus now is black jack and I want to become real good at it. It seems to me from what I've read the only way to get ahead is by using a counting system and knowing your chances of winning. I have downloaded the "Basic Strategy" sheet for the casino I've been using, but there is a problem...
The casino I'm using suffles after every hand, so the counting system cannot work for this one. Here are the other rules for this particular casino. I believe they are good except for the suffling after every round, but please let me know what you think...
4 decks & suffle after every round
BJ pays 3-2
21 with 3 or more cards pays 2-1
dealer plays to soft 17
you can double on and 1st 2 cards or after splitting
only one split per hand
only can split similiar 10's (J&J and not J&Q)
10&A after splitting 10's pays 3-2
Also, from what I understand a basic counting system...
Assign value of 1 to 2-6 cards
value 0 to 7-9 cards
and -1 to 10-A cards
So... If you have a positive value you should bet about 3X's your minimum bet? This doesnt apply to games where they suffle after each round either does it? And... Is the rules the casino im using good, and if not.. what are some casinos that don't suffle after every round? Thanks so much for the help!